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Will you be GDPR ready by 25th May 2018?

The Government has confirmed its intention to implement the EU data protection regulations into UK law, however, to date has only issued a statement of intent rather than any official details.

Tuesday 26th of September 2017 09:55

Will you be GDPR ready by 25 Nay 2018 and is this already on your radar?  If not you should now be talking to the key people within your organisation who collate and process data to ensure you have a register of where all information is contained, the purpose for which it is used and when data is destroyed.  This will allow you to put in place an impact assessment as to the possibility of future breaches.

The Government has confirmed its intention to implement the EU data protection regulations into UK law, however, to date has only issued a statement of intent rather than any official details.

However, it is very likely that the UK legislation will mirror the principles set out in the GDPR, which come into force on 25 May 2018 and therefore you cannot afford to ignore the implications of the new regulations.  

The regulations mean additional obligations to provide information to job applicants and employees as to how their information will be processed, stored and retained.  Organisations will have greater accountability for demonstrating compliance and processors e.g. payroll providers, pension providers etc. will also have greater accountability for protecting your data when processing this on your behalf. 

Going forward candidates will have the right to object to decisions bring made about them e.g. rejection of an application carried out via an automated process.  Additionally individuals can now submit an access data request free of charge and businesses will have to respond within one month, unless the request is excessive in which case this can be extended by a further two months.

If you would like more information on how to become GDPR ready, please contact a member of our team.

Call us now on 01886 812943 or Email us at: [email protected]

 

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